Villa Toucan, nestled in a secluded cove near Playa Ocotal, is on the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. As part of the Bahia Pez Vela Resort you'll have access to an ebony beach, two pools, free wireless internet, a restaurant, a toddler pool, a concierge/office and an abundance of peace and quiet which may be gently interrupted by the local howler monkeys.
Villa Toucan is one of the 25 beach side villas (as opposed to the 15 mountain side - oceanview villas). Only one row of villas separates you from the beach. The pool, restaurant and beach are barely a minute walk away. You can wake up in the master bedroom, go outside onto your private balcony and see and hear both the ocean waves and the howler monkeys in the nearby trees. (Of course, the villa is air conditioned and daily maid service is available.) We've also planted many different flowers around Villa Toucan, particularly the kind that attract hummingbirds. There's also a papaya and mango tree, pineapples and passion flower vines. You can enjoy many different nearby
activities (they're all listed below)...or simply relax on the secluded beach, listen to the gentle waves while getting a massage, fall asleep in a hammock or view the fish and unique creatures in the nearby tidal pools.
We found the condo clean and comfortable, the owners and local caretaker very friendly and easy to work with.
This condo is great. Big, comfy place with room enough for LOTS of friends (or family). It's close to downtown, but even closer to the gondola. Beautiful light. Balconies. An unimpeded view of the mountains. Actually the only thing between you and the mountains is a river that bobbles along, making for a nice sleep. I'd live in this thing, if I could. Definitely coming back.
Condo was clean, well appointed and offered plenty of space for our group.
Great location across from ski lift and close to the market. I wouldn't call it central but it was a 5-10 minute walk from most of the happenings in town. Great views of ski hill and the valley.
Owners and manager were very responsive to needs and made us feel welcome and comfortable.